|Publication number||US5490359 A|
|Application number||US 08/272,053|
|Publication date||Feb 13, 1996|
|Filing date||Jul 8, 1994|
|Priority date||Jul 8, 1994|
|Publication number||08272053, 272053, US 5490359 A, US 5490359A, US-A-5490359, US5490359 A, US5490359A|
|Original Assignee||Hepler; Jacque|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (6), Referenced by (11), Classifications (15), Legal Events (3)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
No satisfactory method is known to properly attach plastic siding or trim pieces to metal sheathing of a building wihout burning the plastic siding or trim.
The present invention relates to overcoming the abovementioned problem by pin or stud welding the plastic siding or trim pieces to the metal sheathing with a burn shield to prevent burning the plastic siding or trim.
FIG. 1 is a front view of a burn shield embodying the present invention;
FIG. 2 is a side view thereof; and
FIG. 3 is a sectional view thereof;
FIG. 4 is an enlarged sectional view thereof taken along line 3--3 of FIG. 1 as applied to a plastic J channel and metal sheathing shown in dash lines.
FIG. 5 is front view of the burn shield as applied to welding a plastic siding to a metal sheathing; and
FIG. 6 is a vertical cross section taken along line 6--6 of FIG. 5.
FIGS. 1 2, and 3 show a burn shield embodying the present invention comprising a metal clip 1 bent to fold over the top of a plastic J channel 5, as shown in FIG. 4, or to a plastic building siding 2, instead, as shown in FIGS. 5 and 6. The metal clip 2 has laterally punched out portions 1a and 1b which project through the plastic J channel 5, as shown in FIG. 4, or through plastic building siding 2, as shown in FIG. 6 to form a welded joint.
As shown in FIGS. 5 and 6, the welded joint is formed by a weld pin 1d to which a capacitor discharge welder is applied to create weld fastening to the metal sheathing without burning either the plastic J channel (or siding) 5, such as vinyl siding of FIG. 6 which burning would otherwise occur, disfiguring the plastic material.
The metal clip 1 in FIG. 1 shields the back of the siding. Its parts 1a and 1b protrude through the siding and shield the edges of the slot.
The invention may be a tab, as shown in FIG. 1, or a continuous piece extending throughout the entire length of the siding 2. The tabs shown in FIG. 1 could be applied in the field. The continuous piece could be done by the manufacturer.
The burn shield can also be used as a spacer for screw fastening the siding to the sheathing.
The screw placed through the flanges fastens the siding and allows movement for expansion and contraction.
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|U.S. Classification||52/506.06, 52/506.05, 52/545, 52/520, 52/547|
|International Classification||E04F13/08, E04D1/34|
|Cooperative Classification||E04D2001/3467, E04F13/0864, E04D1/34, E04D2001/3473, E04D2001/3438, E04D2001/3414|
|European Classification||E04F13/08D, E04D1/34|
|Sep 7, 1999||REMI||Maintenance fee reminder mailed|
|Feb 13, 2000||LAPS||Lapse for failure to pay maintenance fees|
|Apr 25, 2000||FP||Expired due to failure to pay maintenance fee|
Effective date: 20000213